Flooding along the Hocking River in Athens, Ohio late last month. The Hocking is just a small tributary and in the summer you can almost walk across it. But in this season of catastrophic flooding, even the Hocking has been higher than usual. And as it flows into the Ohio, which flows into the Mississippi, I know the passing water is contributing to the deluge downstream in Mississippi and Louisiana. I should be there covering the opening of the Morganza and Bonnet Carre Spillways and the evacuation of thousands, but after Katrina and the Gulf Oil Spill, I just can't take any more misery. Besides, not one editor has called. Maybe I'm just not the photographer I used to be.

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